Once Covid hit, I saw a lot of my artists scramble to make ends meet. Touring was their bread and butter, and with the pandemic paralyzing all live shows, they lost their primary way of making money.
Jack Shaw, drummer with Atlanta power pop trio The Head, has decided to transform his booking agency into a nonprofit that raises money for touring artists in times of need. Covid-19 has been especially harsh for bands. Live shows have been nonexistent during the pandemic, leaving full-time musicians […]
It has been said that art imitates life. This adage may never have been more powerfully illustrated than with Spotify’s Black Lives Matter: Songs of Empowerment and Pride playlist. Made public on June 3, the playlist consists of 59 songs and has a running time exceeding four hours. […]
Paul Kelly has achieved near-sainthood in his homeland of Australia. More than a singer/songwriter, Kelly is one of the very best storytellers in music.
The 2010 musical year in review was a rich one. It seemed to witness a huge leap for the indie music world, with more and more bands getting their sound out there via the Internet. No more fishing for big record label contracts. The 21st century technology has […]
It was October 20, 1980, and four youngsters from Dublin, Ireland were being introduced to the world. That was the release date of U2’s first release, Boy. Four years earlier, Larry Mullen , Jr., Paul “Bono Vox” Hewson, Dave “The Edge” Evans, and Adam Clayton were still in […]
It’s been a good year for music. New bands surfaced and old bands maintained. A good mix is healthy and necessary for even the most casual concertgoer. From the staying power of U2 and the English Beat to the fresh genius of Elbow and Phoenix, 2009 offered some […]
It’s been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music. These 30 selections may relate to the War in […]
The band talks about Santa’s Boyfriend, living in the shadow of Sting, and a little bit of politics… The members of Fiction Plane took time before their Kansas City show to talk. Along with Snoop Dogg, they are supporting 311 on the 2008 Unity Tour. Drummer Pete Wilhoit, […]
I had the opportunity to speak with Liam Finn after the May 18 show at The Earl in Atlanta. Here’s what he had to say… No Earplugs: During your first two trips to Atlanta as a solo artist, you had a complete drum kit. Tonight, it’s only two […]